Internet Speed for

Each English County

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According to the Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2021, the United Kingdom has an average internet speed of 51.48 Mbps, ranking at number 43 out of the 224 countries included.

However, if we compare this to the top three countries, which includes Jersey (274.27 Mbps), Lichtenstein (211.26 Mbps) and Iceland (191.8 Mbps), the UK is still 140 Mbps behind the third highest ranking country.

UK County Breakdown

When we break down England into counties, the fastest internet speeds appear in the City of London, Hertfordshire, and Surrey. The slowest internet speeds can be found in Dorset, Cumbria, and Cornwall. This doesn’t include the 26Mbps found in Stirling or the 27Mbps found in the Scottish Highlands.

Heatmap of English Counties

Here is a list of the average internet speed in some counties across England:


County Average internet speed (Mbps)
Dorset 32
Cumbria 33
Cornwall 34
County Durham 34
Isle of Wight 34
Somerset 34
Devon 35
Shropshire 35
East Sussex 36
Herefordshire 36
Norfolk 36
Northumberland 36
Suffolk 36
Derbyshire 37
Lincolnshire 37
North Yorkshire 37
Wiltshire 40
Kent 41
Lancashire 41
Worcestershire 42
Greater Manchester 44
Cheshire 45
West Sussex 45
Essex 47
Hampshire 47
Staffordshire 47
Buckinghamshire 48
East Riding of Yorkshire 48
Berkshire 49
Nottinghamshire 50
Warwickshire 50
Cambridgeshire 52
Northamptonshire 52
Gloucestershire 53
Leicestershire 53
Oxfordshire 54
Bedfordshire 55
Bristol 56
City of London 56
Hertfordshire 57
Surrey 59


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Patterns of Information

Once again, the digital divide is prevalent when we look at this list – those closer to the larger cities are benefiting from faster internet speeds, whilst those who chose to live in greener spaces are being forgotten about.

Whilst these speeds seem OK on the surface, when you start to think about the amount of hybrid working or home working that now occurs, and residents within the slower counties (Dorset, Cumbria or Cornwall) certainly notice the effects of slow internet.

Fibre Heroes are currently building across 14 counties with our dedicated workforce also getting to work in over 60 new towns.

Fibre Heroes Full Fibre Broadband

Here at Fibre Heroes, we understand that internet speeds across the UK are nowhere near as good as they can be. We also know that large cities such as London have greater access to fast internet speeds, but Fibre Heroes is not here to bring better internet connection to these areas, we here for underdogs – the smaller and rural towns that are underserved or previously overlooked.

Ultrafast internet speeds could be installed in your area soon. Type in your postcode here to find out more.


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